thawed


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thaw

 (thô)
v. thawed, thaw·ing, thaws
v.intr.
1. To change from a frozen solid to a liquid by gradual warming.
2. To lose stiffness, numbness, or impermeability by being warmed: left the frozen turkey out until it thawed; thawed out by sitting next to the stove.
3. To become warm enough for snow and ice to melt.
4. To become less formal, aloof, or reserved.
v.tr.
To cause to thaw.
n.
1. The process of thawing.
2. A period of warm weather during which ice and snow melt.
3. A relaxation of reserve, restraints, or tensions.

[Middle English thawen, from Old English thawian.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.thawed - no longer frozen solid; "the thawed ice was treacherous"
liquified, melted, liquid - changed from a solid to a liquid state; "rivers filled to overflowing by melted snow"
2.thawed - no longer frozen; "the thawed ground was muddy"
unfrozen - not frozen; "unfrozen ground"
References in classic literature ?
This is done in spring time, when the frosts have thawed and the ground is soft.
She led me to her lodge; my heart was thawed by her kindness, and my eyes burst forth with tears; like the frozen fountains in springtime.
It is probable that much of the snow at these great heights is evaporated rather than thawed.
Messner took the thawed salmon outside and fed his dogs.
A few sticks of driftwood furnished them with a fire that thawed down through the ice and left them to eat supper in the dark.
So snug and warm was it, that he was loath to leave it when Francois distributed the fish which he had first thawed over the fire.
In the daytime it thawed in the sun, but at night there were even seven degrees of frost.
Daylight, between mouthfuls, fed chunks of ice into the tin pot, where it thawed into water.
These, thawed and warmed in the frying-pan, constituted their meal.
Lots of studies assessed the outcome following IVF embryo transfers and in retrospective description on a large number of embryo transfers in Royan institute, there was no association among extra uterine pregnancy and embryo transfer cycles, and also clinical pregnancy or spontaneous abortion and multigestational pregnancy frequencies, but preterm labor has different scenarios and is predominant in frozen- thawed embryo transfer.
Despite its primary advantage in extending shelf-life, frozen/ thawed meat has been often considered to be appearing inadequate meat quality attributes in comparison to never-frozen fresh meat.
8 to 8), with a chelating agent (say, EDTA) with an added cryoprotectant such as glycerol or DMSO, is probably the safest matrix in which to store a nucleic acid which will be frozen and thawed.